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AVCONVERT(1)		  BSD General Commands Manual		  AVCONVERT(1)

NAME
     avconvert — movie conversion tool

SYNOPSIS
     avconvert [-hvq] --p <preset_name> --s <source_media> --o <output_movie>

DESCRIPTION
     avconvert can be used to compress video media to different types for
     sharing on the web or loading onto devices.

     -h	      prints usage information and available presets

     -v	      sets the console output to verbose

     -q	      sets the console output to quiet

     -prog    shows progress during the export (default with -v)

     -p | --preset name
	      converts the source media to an output file using the specified
	      preset. Use --listPresets to get the full list. Common presets
	      are:

	      PresetAppleM4VCellular
	      PresetAppleM4ViPod
	      PresetAppleM4VWiFi
	      PresetAppleM4VAppleTV
	      PresetAppleM4V480pSD
	      PresetAppleM4V720pHD
	      PresetAppleM4V1080pHD
	      PresetAppleM4A

     -s | --source file
	      is the source media file

     -o | --output file
	      is the output movie file

     --listPresets
	      lists all of the presets avconvert supports

     --listTracks
	      lists the available tracks in the source media. Must be used
	      with the --source flag

OPTIONS
     Optional flags to configure the audio export settings

     -adr number    a limit value for the data rate for the audio track in
		    bits per second

     -af fourCC	    sets the format of the audio output using a fourCC eg. aac

     -sr number	    configures the sample rate of the output in Hertz. eg.
		    44100

     -cc number	    is the channel count of the output eg. 1 (for mono) 2
		    (stereo) 4 (quad)

     Optional flags to configure the video export settings

     -vdr number    a limit value for the video data rate in bits per second

     -th number	    sets the height of the output video in pixels

     -tw number	    sets the width of the output video in pixels

     -vc fourCC	    sets the format of the video output using a fourCC eg.
		    avc1

     -fr number	    sets the frame rate of the output video in frames per sec‐
		    ond

     -kr number	    specifies how often keyframes appear in the output video

     -fr yes | no   sets whether or not to enable frame reordering (b-frames)

     Optional flags configuring track and metadata output

     -ot name	    omits the listed track type from the exported movie Allow‐
		    able track types are:

		    videoTrack
		    audioTrack
		    subtitleTrack
		    chapterTrack
		    thumbnailTrack
		    closedcaptionTrack
		    textTrack

     -md file	    sets the file from which the metadata for the export is
		    found if that is different from the source movie

EXAMPLES
	  avconvert --listPresets

     Lists the available presets that can be used for export

	  avconvert --preset AppleM4ViPod --source sample_movie.mov --output
     ipod_movie.m4v

     Exports the source movie "sample_movie.mov" to "ipod_movie.m4v" using the
     iPod encoding preset

	  avconvert --preset AppleM4VAppleTV --source sample_movie.mov --out‐
     put appletv_movie.m4v -adr 128000 -sr 441000

     Overrides the AppleTV defaults for audio data rate and sample rate in the
     output movie

	  avconvert --preset AppleM4VAppleTV --source sample_movie.mov --out‐
     put appletv_movie.m4v -ot audioTrack

     Omits the audio track from the output file "appletv_movie.m4v"

HISTORY
     avconvert command first appeared in Mac OS X 10.7.

Mac OS X		       December 14, 2011		      Mac OS X
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